Franklin Weekly Update - June 10

Franklin Families and Students,

Good Evening! We hope that you are having a good week. As we finish up the year, there are a few important updates found below that we want to make sure that all of you have. There will be a final message sent on Friday as well.

Best wishes for a great finish to the school year in the coming days!


Dustin Wright



Virtual Student Recognition Program

Franklin MS traditionally hosts a student recognition program at the end of each academic year. Our Student Services Team created a virtual version of this program that can be viewed as a pre-recorded video. This program includes messages from several Franklin MS staff members and students. It recognizes students on the 3rd Quarter All-A Honor Roll, students who received Department and Teacher Awards, and students who received Team Awards. If you would like to view this program, a link to the video can be found here. We are grateful for your patience and understanding as we experienced some technical challenges this afternoon. 


End Of The Year Student Item Drop-Off and Pick-Up

on June 15 & 16

We will provide an opportunity for our students to return Franklin and FCPS items in June 15 & 16 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM each day. Please feel free to visit the school on either day.

Items that can be dropped off include laptops (for 8th graders and 7th grade students who are leaving Franklin), library books, text books, English and Parent/Teen Book Club reading books, music uniforms and FCPS-owned instruments, and math materials such as calculators and compasses.

Items that will be available for pick-up include spring photos, End of the Year certificates, 8th grade NJHS pins, elective class projects (pre-arranged only), locker items, and Lost & Found items.

The map found below will let you know where the stations are located for Student Item Drop-Off and Pick-Up.

In our ongoing effort to promote healthy practices and to promote social distancing, vehicle occupants should remain inside their cars.  

Students and families who are unable to attend these opportunities on June 15 & 16 should email their grade-level administrator to make other arrangements. 

7th grade administrator: Rob Gibbs –

8th grade administrator: Forrest Reid –



Summer Learning Opportunities

Is your student a good candidate for summer learning opportunities? Recently FCPS highlighted a variety of summer programs, you can see the message here and visit the Summer Learning Website here. Franklin would like to highlight a few that you may be interested in. 

We hope that one of these summer options will be a good fit for your student and help them get ready for the 2020-21 school year 

Continuity of Learning Summer Workbooks and Teacher Support

Students currently in grades 7-8 will receive both a Mathematics and Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June: digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide practice activities that review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year. Students will receive a mathematics book based on the level of mathematics they took during the 2019-20 school year. The language arts book will focus on essential skills in reading, writing, grammar, mechanics and vocabulary.

A supplemental English Language Development Summer Practice Book will be sent to middle school English learners who are ELP levels 1 & 2. These books will provide English Language Development (ELD) practice activities to support and enrich language development during the summer. In addition, the Language Arts workbook that all students receive will contain an ELD section with language development activities designed for students at ELP level 3 & 4.

To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, there will be one hour per week of office hours available for each course. Office hours for mathematics, language arts, and English Language Development will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the Mathematics Essentials Summer Practice Book, the Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book, and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is recommended.  Any student can sign up to receive teacher support during office hours this summer. Sign up here if you would like to receive the links for office hours or click here for more information.


Options for Algebra Students

Students currently enrolled in Algebra can also participate in one of two Algebra specific summer learning options. 

Students who passed or failed Algebra 1 may take the Virtual Credit Recovery course to improve their understanding and skills before the next school year. Students who participate will meet daily with high school staff, review Algebra content, and receive a grade at the end of the summer. Students currently in the 6th or 7th grade should work with their counselor in deciding to expunge one of the passing Algebra 1 course grades before the end of the first quarter of the following school year. Students currently in the 8th grade should work with their student's counselor prior to the end of the 1st quarter of the following school year in deciding to expunge the Algebra 1 course and the grade that was taken during the 19-20 traditional school year. High school credit bearing course work taken during the summer between the 8th and 9th grade may not be expunged. Any student can sign up for Credit Recovery, teachers and schools may also invite students to attend. Sign up here if you would like to Participate in Credit Recovery or click here for more information.

In addition to the Credit Recovery for Algebra, teachers and schools can also recommend students for Summer Algebra Intervention. Like the Continuity of Learning option, Algebra Intervention will offer a self-directed, self-paced option for students who want to review Algebra. Students who are recommended for or sign up for Algebra Intervention will be able to connect with high school staff once a week for office hours. There is no credit or grade for this program. This virtual program can be accessed by signing up here.

6th grade students who plan on enrolling in Algebra Honors as 7th graders in the 2020-21 school year will also receive information about Algebra specific learning opportunities.


8th Grade Celebration Slideshow

We are interested in creating a slideshow to highlight positive relationships and experiences between our 8th graders throughout the 2019-20 school year.  Families can submit up to 5 photos to be enjoyed by the Franklin community. All of our 8th grade families are welcome to participate in this activity.

Parents and guardians of 8th graders are encouraged to work with their student to choose appropriate photos to submit using the following Google form: 8th Grade Celebration Slideshow

Photo submissions are due on Sunday, June 14th.